Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Indie Spotlight: Philly Loves Lacquer Holo-Day on Broad Collection Part 2

*All products provided for honest and unbiased review*

Hello and welcome!  I've got the second half of Philly Loves Lacquer's holiday collection, Holo-Day on Broad, for you all to check out today!  I kinda just want to get straight to it tonight, so let's do this!

Fancy Brigade is a teal to green holographic polish.  I'm so impressed with PhLL's holos, across the board they're just lovely and FB is no exception.  The color is gorgeous and the holographic finish in sunlight is wowza!

Named after a division of the annual New Year's Day Mummer's Parade in Philadelphia, FB does create a joyous feel reminiscent of New Year's poppers and firecrackers.  In all truth, I don't really understand how the Fancy Brigade functions within the parade, but after checking out the photos I'm pretty sure it's something I'd love to see!

FB has a smooth formula, opaque in 2-3 coats.  I had no issues with anything on this one, all around fabulousness!

River Rink is a light blue holographic polish.  Out of the whole collection, RR is the only one I had any issues with as my bottle was a little on the thick side.  The first time I swatched, it looked kind of lumpy which was a bumper because the color is so pretty.  However, I added a few drops of nail polish thinner and had no further issues.  Despite its thickness, I needed 3 coats of RR for full coverage because of its light, delicate blue color.

See?  Isn't that a gorgeous color??  Sigh-worthy, indeed.  The inspiration for this polish is the Blue Cross Riverrink in Philadelphia.  This ice-skating attraction is the only Olympic-sized rink in Philly and is located on the Delaware Riverfront.  It makes the color of this polish all the more fitting; you can almost feel the icy chill of the air and see the lights reflecting off of the ice!

As I mentioned before, all of PhLL's holos in this collection are gorgeous.  The colors are lovely and the finish is beautiful.  I'd highly recommend any of them for anyone who loves holos!

Chag Urim Sameach! is the only crelly in this bunch.  The name means something like "Happy Holiday of Lights" in Hebrew (as near as I can tell from Google...if there are any Jewish readers who could enlighten me, I'd be most appreciative!) and is, obviously, in reference to the Jewish religious holiday of Hanukkah.  The symbolic colors for this holiday are traditionally blue and white, so you can see CUS! has really fit the bill here.

Large white dots, hexes in bright blue and white, tiny blue squares, shreds in both white and blue, and little bits of silver are suspended in a sheer white crelly base.  You know I love these types of polishes because of the depth they create on the nail.  It's simply magical to see through the layers of polish to all the glitters underneath.  I'm showing 4 coats in these photos, with a topper of Seche Vite, but you could definitely layer this over a white polish if you wanted a faster opaqueness.

CUS! was definitely a favorite for me from this collection.

Finally, we come to the last polish and last glitter topper of the bunch.  "Meet Me at the Eagle" is a reference to a large bronze eagle statue located at Wannamaker's department store in Philadelphia.  Though Wannamaker's is no longer in business, Macy's has taken over the annual holiday light show that attracts many visitors each year.  As a polish, MMatE is a clear-based topper packed with red and green glitters in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

This is the most "Christmas" polish of the whole collection, in my opinion.  You don't get much more Christmas-y than red and green and sparkly ;)  I've chosen to show it here in 2 coats over Essie's Blanc to show off the different glitters.  This was a surprise favorite for me, I ended up loving the combination of glitters and am stoked to use MMatE in a few holiday manis this season!

As with the other 2 toppers in this collection, the base was great...not too thick or gloppy.  The glitters applied smoothly and were easy to get out of the bottle.  In short, an all around nice holiday polish!

*All products provided for honest and unbiased review*

This was my first experience with Philly Loves Lacquer and I have to say, I'm pretty much in love!  The smoothness of the formulas and just the prettiness of everything...yeah, my budget is gonna take another hit with this brand lol  If you're interested in purchasing any of these polishes, they go on pre-order on Nov. 15th and are available then for full purchase on Dec. 1st over on PhLL's Etsy site. Full sized holos are $12 and the full size glitters are $11.  If you just love the whole collection (and who could blame you?), a full sized set can be purchased for $85 and a mini set for $42.50.  Keep abreast of future collections, updates and everything else of import over at PhLL's facebook me, you'll want to keep an eye on this one, folks!

If you're interested in seeing the other half of the collection, my review can be found here.  As always, thank you so much for reading!


  1. Yay!!!! Looking awesome as usual! Thank you so much :)

  2. PLL does great holos :) Great swatches/pix!


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